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Hawaii Proposes Bills to Regulate Games with Loot Boxes

Toward the end of last year, Hawaii state representative Chris Lee started laying the groundwork for taking legislative action against video games that offer loot boxes for sale. Now the…

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Metal Gear Survive Comes with Microtransactions; Constant Connection Needed

Konami has revealed more details about their upcoming survival adventure game, Metal Gear Survive. A report by Gamespot – who recently had a preview session with the game – detailed…

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Hawaii Legislator Reveals Next Steps to Tackle Loot Boxes

It’s no secret that loot boxes have been under fire recently, and a Hawaiian lawmaker has laid out the next steps necessary to make microtransaction regulation a part of the…

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PC & Console Microtransactions Revenue Has Doubled Since 2012

PC & Console microtransactions revenue has doubled since 2012 according to Superdata, a provider of market intelligence relating to video games. While the furor from the Star Wars Battlefront II microtransactions controversy…

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[Updated] Belgian Gaming Commission Believes Loot Boxes Are Gambling

Update: According to RTBF, the Belgian Gambling Commission has not made a final decision or statement on gambling in regards to loot boxes in Star Wars Battlefront 2 and Overwatch.…

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[Updated] Plants vs Zombies Creator Departed EA After Opposing Microtransactions

Way back in 2011, Electronic Arts acquired PopCap. Before the merger, PopCap was one of the best developers in the casual games market. Outside of the names you might recognize,…

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6 of the Worst Real Life Places To Have Loot Boxes

As annoying as loot boxes may be, at the very least we can be thankful that this new form of nickel and diming is limited to the world of video…

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EA Temporarily Removes Microtransactions From Star Wars Battlefront 2

In a surprising development, Electronic Arts have decided to remove the ability to purchase crystals with real-world money in Star Wars Battlefront 2. Crystals were the in-game currency that would…

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[Update] Star Wars Battlefront 2 Stirs up Controversy over Microtransactions

Update 2: Today Jason Schreier of Kotaku published an article revealing that the Twitter user @BiggSean666 while using EA’s name in their bio has no professional relationship with EA. After…

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Who’s to Blame For Microtransactions, EA and Activision or Gamers Like Us?

It is no secret that things like loot boxes and skin packs are far from beloved by most gamers. Sure, the presence of microtransactions doesn’t necessarily mean that a game…

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